Fifty-eight percent of this demographic said they are dipping into their own personal savings to pay for their children's college, followed by 36 percent who are using scholarships or grants, 34 percent student loans, 26 percent asking their children to contribute to tuition and 20 percent who used a 529, Uniform Gift to Minors Act account or other education savings plan
A 529 Plan is an education savings plan
operated by the state or an educational institution.
BMO Investments Inc said that about half (52 percent) of Canadian parents have opened a Registered Education Savings Plan
(RESP) for their children, and 70 per cent believe that it is best to start a RESP as soon as possible after a child is born.
For 50 years, Knowledge First Financial has been offering Canadian families the option to save money for college tuition using a registered education savings plan
SAGES enables the Government of Saskatchewan to provide a grant of 10 per cent on contributions made since January 1, 2013, into a Registered Education Savings Plan
(RESP) to a maximum of $250 per child per year.
However, the country's leading bank, BankMuscat, is now offering a higher education savings plan
which may encourage more students to continue with their studies.
The Themaar higher education savings plan
ensures that when the day comes, parents can let their children's ambition soar by sending them to universities of their choice.
There's a risk, though, that an individual who receives government benefits who also has an education savings plan
may lose those benefits by exceeding the maximum income threshold.
She had started saving for her children's college education when they were still young through a 529 Plan, which is an education savings plan
that offers tax breaks and incentives.
You can put money into your RRSP, contribute to a spousal RRSP or set aside funds for your children's education in a Registered Education Savings Plan
," says Woodstock Chartered Accountant Bob Dieleman.
The New Mexico-sponsored plan is the Arrive Education Savings Plan
, which Prudential Investment Management Services LLC distributes along with SunAmerica Capital Services Inc.
If you have young children and are worried about how you're going to pay for their post-secondary education, you might want to consider investing in a registered education savings plan